Steve Bruce has again praised Newcastle manager Chris Hughton today, and says that but for Chris’ exploits last season in the Championship, there wouldn’t be a Tyne Wear derby game this afternoon.
Steve Bruce – Chis is genuine and honest
This is what Steve Bruce said about Chris today:
“In my opinion, without Chris, Newcastle could have been in danger of falling.” “Chris is genuine, honest, as good as you could get. He’s a football person and all this talk about him saddens me. If he had a foreign sounding name we’d be singing his name from the rooftops.”
“Newcastle could quite easily have been a Leeds or a Middlesbrough but Chris handled himself terrifically last season.” “It’s very difficult for a big club with big expectations to go straight back up from the Championship. It’s not easy. But Chris did it and he’s steadied the ship. He’s shown dignity and you have to give him credit.’’
Well he’s right about that because we well remember those football experts in the summer of 2009 telling, whoever would listen, that we would be relegated to League One last season.
It’s strange, but we never heard from those guys again, until they started up again a couple of weeks back saying Chris Hughton should be fired.
Chris decided to rest his first team against Arsenal on Wednesday night, and we were well beaten in the end 4-0 by Arsenal, but if we can get 3 points today, and take some benefit from resting our top players last week, it will have been worth it.
But it’s now up to the players to deliver for both their manager and their devoted fans this afternoon, which they have not done too often at home this season.
Time for a change – obviously.